One defining feature of us Singaporeans is we tend to work ourselves extremely hard and for long hours. This chase for accomplishment brings with it the pains (literally) of tension headaches, backaches, neck and shoulder aches. I am completely sure this happens to a lot of people because every time I visit doctors, they look jaded and can tell me the bad habits I have like long hours in front of the computer, slouching, lack of sleep, etc.
Refresh TCM Wellness has other treatments such as Back Massage (背部按摩), Full Body Massage (全身按摩), Meridian (筋络), Lymphatic Drainage (淋巴排毒), Moxibustion (艾灸), and Hip Therapy(髋关节疗法).
The usual clean towels, disposable underwear and shower hat to keep your hair from being obstructive were all provided, and we quickly changed into them. And one thing I would like to highlight is the biodegradable disposable sheet they used. I have to say, I am quite impressed with their environmental awareness.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort and it is very good for relief tiredness, reduce dampness in our body, improve Qi circulation and strengthen our immunity system.
I was so excited as I always have neck and shoulders problems, always tired. Usually at massage sessions the masseuse tries to press your stuff muscles to the point where they’re just regular non-stiff muscles right? For me that has never happened before, and generally just ends up with me bearing with the pain while some masseuse tries their best and eventually gives up.
At the moxibustion session, “problem spots” were identified and together with other vital spots, a burning moxa stick is held near the targeted area of treatment for several minutes. How it felt was indeed that the moxa was held over the identified spots, and warmth radiated from it onwards. At certain spots where I think my skin was too thin or something (really, I get blue blacks from the slightest knocks), before I was able to voice out that it was too hot, the health manager was able to tell and moved the moxa further away from me. Experience and care at its best. So anyway, the session left me markedly more relaxed and refreshed than before I had entered, and though my shoulder muscle didn’t become totally soft like a carefree person’s, it was definitely softer and I must say I left the center more relaxed and happy.
Refresh TCM Wellness has trial prices and promotions for first-time customers, so if you’ve always had nagging health problems, do contact them and let their health manager recommend what you need after a consultation.
Afterall, we cannot expect improvement if we don’t make changes and try new solutions.
Refresh TCM Wellness has 4 wellness centers:
They’re situated across the island, so there’ll definitely be one that’s accessible to you :)
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With advancement in technology, there's no longer a need to undergo surgical liposuction for permanent fat reduction. Onda Coolwaves is the latest permanent fat reduction treatment in the medical aesthetic scene. Using special microwaves that selectively target fat cells and reduce localized fat deposits in a safe, effective and non-invasive way, the fat cells are broken down and detoxed out of your body in two to four weeks after treatment.
I know microwave sounds scary, but the smart device includes a high-tech skin cooling system that cools the skin as it counterbalances the heat issued by the microwaves. This protects the derma, and ensures patient comfort while reducing risks, inflammation and side effects. If you compare this technology to Radiofrequency (RF) treatments that are still being offered at most places, the ONDA Coolwaves is definitely more effective at targeting fat cells.
I was advised that there may be some heating sensation and to tell them if the pain is unbearable. Honestly I only felt it getting warm after around 15 minutes into the treatment. And you can see in the video below that my skin wasn't red. The "hot-zone" was deeper inside while my skin remained cool, which reassured me that the treatment was targeting the subcutaneous fat.
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmical massage treatment performed to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. This helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system. And I didn't even know it was included in the treatment! It's meant to help the detoxing process that's supposed to happen in the two to four weeks following treatment where the fat cells are broken down and passes through our body naturally.
There was no downtime, and the warm feeling dissipated after 30 minutes (before I got home).
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The treatment has been tested extensively and if you refer to the three provided images above (also scanned), the number of sessions and the post-treatment detox process and results differ from person to person.
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